Study Skills Collection
In an effort to make it easier and more efficient for you to find books to help you succeed in law school, the Ross-Blakley Law Library staff has created a Study Skills Collection. Located on the 3rd floor of the Law Library, the collection brings together an array of study aids, legal research and writing texts, exam, and Bar exam materials. Materials in the collection include:
- Legal Research Materials
- Books on Legal Writing
- Guides on preparing for and writing law school exams
- Bar exam preparation materials
- Flash cards
Books and Flash Cards in the Study Skills Collection may be checked out for two weeks and are renewable for an additional two loan periods.
The law library collects a wide range of study materials because they present similar material differently. We want to accommodate for different learning styles. Some materials serve different functions. One title may restate class materials in a summary form (Examples & Explanations), while another may give you a boatload of practice multiple choice questions (Q&A), and another may be audio lectures for your commute (Sum & Substance). To determine which you like the most, it is best to skim the content either in the library or online to see what will work best for you.
Please consult our succinct study skills materials chart to guide you through the semester:
West Academic Study Aids Online Collection
West Academic Study Aids offers you easy online access to hundreds of study aids, treatises, and audio lectures to help you succeed in law school. To access the collection, go to the West Academic webpage.
You must use your ASU email address to create an account. West Academic will recognize you as a member of the ASU community and allow you to create an account when you use your email address as your username. Once you create an account, your West Academic login will ensure off-campus access to the study aids and will also enable you to print, download, highlight, and take notes. You can download the RedShelf App and study anywhere (available in iTunes and Google Play for Android). Note: You must follow the directions provided by West Academic precisely in order to use Redshelf.
Wolters Kluwer Online Study Aids
Wolters Kluwer Online Study Aids provides unlimited online access to hundreds of titles. Some series that are available include Examples & Explanations, Emanuel Law Outlines, and Glannon Guides. Click here to access WK Online Study Aids.
Use this link to create an account: https://ebooks-aspenlaw-com.ezproxy1.lib.asu.edu/bookshelf. Click register to create an account. Once you create an account, your WK login will ensure off-campus access to the study aids. You will also be able to print, download, highlight, and take notes. You can download the iPublishCentral Reader App and study anywhere.
The Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law subscribes to the CALI Library of Lessons tutorials. CALI tutorials, written by law faculty and librarians from American law schools, are reviewed and revised on a regular basis. The lessons are designed to help you become accustomed to taking multiple-choice examinations and provide feedback to your answers. CALI offers more than 1,000 interactive tutorials on legal education topics, from 1L subjects such as Torts and Contracts, to upper-level classes including Administrative Law and Commercial Transactions. It also has legal research tutorials for most state jurisdictions and federal cases, statutes, and regulations. To access the law school's subscription to CALI, please contact Electronic Services Librarian, Sean Harrington.
You may access Law School Past Exams from the Law Library's web site. Many faculty members make their past exams available to students as a teaching aid. In an effort to provide students with the broadest possible access to past exams, the Law Library has placed them online. The online database consists of the past 10 years of administered exams. Some exams contain answers.